Entertainment

  • October Talks at Google: a month of celebrity sightings

    … It was a star-studded month for Talks at Google, our very own speaker series. A few celebs stopped by to chat about what they’re up to on the screen and the stage. Check them out below: Reese Witherspoon, Jon Rudnitsky, and Hallie Meyers-Shyer visited Google NYC to talk about their new movie "Home Again.” The interview reveals the celebrity…

    The Official Google Blogin Google- 11 readers -
  • Something’s coming … “West Side Story” on Google Arts & Culture

    … “In the olden days, everybody sang.” Those are the words of Leonard Bernstein, composer behind the iconic musical “West Side Story,” where everyone danced and snapped through the streets, too. Whether you’re a Jet all the way or you side with the Sharks, Tony and Maria’s love story is as poignant today as it was 60 years ago, when the Broadway…

    The Official Google Blogin Google- 15 readers -
  • Dance Tonite, an ever-changing VR collaboration by LCD Soundsystem and fans

    …. As developers, we were able to create a scalable experience using web infrastructure and a single codebase. Dance Tonite was directed by artists Jonathan Puckey and Moniker, in collaboration with the Data Arts Team— a specialized group within Google exploring the ongoing dialog between artists and emerging technologies. If you’d like to learn more about…

    The Official Google Blog- 32 readers -
  • Game of Thrones: The old Views and the new

    … Warning: This post is dark and full of spoilers. Ned Stark always warned, “winter is coming.” The white raven confirmed that it’s finally here, and so is the season seven premiere of “Game of Thrones.” Fans have been waiting a year for the new season, but our watch hasn’t ended—the Street View team has been assembling a collection of “Game…

    The Official Google Blog- 19 readers -
  • Flurry: Mobile App Usage Increased 11% in 2016

    … Flurry Analytics released a new report, which analyzed the time users spent in mobile applications in 2016. The data showed that overall app usage in 2016 grew by 11 percent when compared to 2015, and that time spent in apps grew by 69 percent. Messaging and social apps saw year-over-year session growth of 44 percent, while personalization…

    AllFacebook- 23 readers -
  • Social Media Is Finally Growing Up

    … social engagement during this same time period was up 20 percent from 2015. It’s not surprising, then, that the NFL launched a pilot with Twitter to livestream eight games. This is a microcosm of what is happening across the sports industry. As more over-the-top networks come in and push out traditional advertising channels, teams and brands…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook Twitter- 50 readers -
  • Flurry: iOS Devices Led Activations Over Christmas Holiday

    … director Chris Klotzbach and marketing and analytics manager Lali Kesiraju commented: Key categories that overindexed for installs on Christmas day were messaging and social, games, music, media and entertainment and kids and family apps. Mobile users were catching up with loved ones, entertaining their guests and distracting kids, all on their devices. Check out Flurry’s complete data here. …

    AllTwitter- 25 readers -
  • Brian Monahan Joins Pinterest as Head of Vertical Strategy

    … growth in verticals including consumer packaged goods, retail, entertainment, auto, technology and telecommunications, financial services, travel and quick-serve restaurants. He is based in Pinterest’s headquarters in San Francisco, reporting to head of partner marketing Cat Lee. Prior to Walmart.com, Monahan was the co-founder of media and events…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social- 20 readers -
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